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About Us

Commercial Skills is a specialist procurement training and education company with an experienced delivery team drawn from wide procurement and education backgrounds. Our Director of Development, Ken Feasey, is recognised as a leading procurement training consultant. He has designed training solutions for both the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and the United Nations amongst many other private and public sector organisations and has also spoken at the CIPS annual conference.

We are at the forefront of devising e-learning systems enabling our learners to undertake our programmes from anywhere around the world. All of our qualifications can be delivered distance learning and we also deliver modular programmes based in Newcastle upon Tyne. We are happy to discuss with you the range of qualifications available and help you choose the right one for you.


We offer a range of procurement qualifications that can be delivered to individuals or to in-house company groups of learners. Below is a list of nationally recognised qualifications and how their levels compare with each other on the OFQUAL Register (Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation)

Qualification Level Comparison Table
Level (QCF)
Level Equivalency
Non Exam Qualification
Exam Qualification
Diploma in Procurement (QCF) Level 6
CIPS Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Diploma in Procurement (QCF) Level 5
CIPS Advanced Diploma in Procurement and Supply
Diploma in Procurement (QCF) Level 4
CIPS Diploma in Procurement and Supply
A Level
Diploma in Procurement and Supply (QCF) Level 3
CIPS Advanced Certificate in Procurement and Supply Operations


All of these programmes are driven by our bespoke e-learning system, designed for the delivery of procurement qualifications enabling real-time integration between learner and tutor. Our in-company and modular programmes enhance this further with the addition of tutor led workshops.


Training Programmes

We have a track record in designing and delivering in-company procurement team training and development. We can deliver full turnkey packages or a single training event. Our services include;

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